Transfer of Stoke Defender Nathan Collins to Burnley FC
Ireland’s biggest transfer this summer was Stoke’s defender Nathan Collins to Burnley FC, on a contract estimated at €14 million. Nathan Collins was one of the championship’s most coveted defenders. He arrived from Cherry Orchard in 2017 and quickly established himself as a true talent. The 19-year-old spent last season at Rochdale, a campaign in which he experienced both the joy of making his senior international debut for the Republic of Ireland and the bitter disappointment of relegation from League One. While Burnley may not be such a glorious destination for some players, under the leadership of Sean Dyche they have produced several top-class defenders like Michael Keane. It is predicted that Collins’ arrival will see Burnley sell off one of his main defenders again with James Tarkowski most likely. When asked if he hopes to be City’s first-choice goalkeeper one day, he replied, “Yes, of course. This is 100% my goal. I wouldn’t have gone to Manchester City if I hadn’t thought I could be the number one goalkeeper. Every day, this is what I work towards. It is the objective.”
While the summer transfer window has opened, clubs are looking more than ever to strengthen their squads. With the LOI in full flow again and teams playing in Europe, punters can still find the latest odds when football betting at Casumo.
Liverpool: Goalkeeper Kelleher Has Returned
Liverpool have offered young goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher a new contract. The Irish goalkeeper has been offered a long-term lease from the Mersey club, who have not specified the exact duration of the new appointment. Despite being barred from Jürgen Klopp’s squad by Alisson Becker and Adrian, the 22-year-old footballer was able to make five appearances in all competitions in the 2020-2021 season, for two Premier League fixtures. “I’m glad it’s over. This had been in the works for a few months with negotiations, so I’m glad I did. It’s a positive moment for me to commit to my future at the club for the next few years. It’s such a great club and it’s an honour to be a part of it, so when I got the chance to sign for a few more years, I was obviously delighted. I just want to continue to progress at the club”, he reacted at the time of his signature.
Jorge Sampaoli (Olympique de Marseille) Has Fallen for Anselmo García McNulty, the Young Bundesliga Defender
If Olympique de Marseille would have reached an agreement with Flamengo for the arrival of the Brazilian Gerson, the club of President Pablo Longoria should not stop there. According to Sky Sports, coach Jorge Sampaoli will follow Anselmo García McNulty very closely. An 18-year-old Spanish Irish centre-back who plays in Wolfsburg, Germany. At the end of his contract, Anselmo García McNulty has never played with the professional team of Wolfsburg. But the 4th in the last Bundesliga championship could promote his young defender in order to keep him for the long term.